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TV Sequel To 2012!!

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Director Roland Emmerich tells Entertainment Weekly he’s planning a TV-series sequel to his disaster movie “2012,” opening Nov. 13. From EW:
“The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what happens after the disaster,” Emmerich told EW while walking the red carpet for the 2012 premiere Tuesday. “It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. (2012 writer/producer) Harald Kloser and I came up with the idea and we have the luxury of having a producer on the film who is a big TV producer, Mark Gordon. We said to Mark, ‘Why don’t you do a TV show that picks up where the movie leaves off and call it 2013?’ I think it will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats … maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving. There are so many possibilities of what they could do and I’d be excited to watch it.”
Gordon produces “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” for ABC. Find all of EW’s exclusive on the matter here.
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  • Nov. 4, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by Leafy McPlantsalot

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    if it's half as good as Earth 2 was...

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    i probably won't watch

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    They sort of "spoilered" their own movie...

    by D_T

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    what the hell is wrong with people...

    by Superponte

    I mean...seriously.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    This movie looks fucking AWFUL

    by Tall_Boy66

    Seriously, fuck you, Roland.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I better get paid for the use of characters i created

    by JettL93

    the WGA will be hearing about this

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    This guy lives in a Roland Emmerich Bubble.

    by Orionsangels

    That's a bubble where only Roland Emmerich cares about Roland Emmerich movies. I mean this guy really thinks his movies are important or something. No one cares Roland Emmerich. Your movie deserves to flop!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    The friggin' Himalayas are swamped by the oceans...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... but there might still be some land somewhere that was spared?<p> Does this guy inject rubbing alcohol directly into his brain?

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    The Only Thing This Means To Me..

    by Crow3711

    Is that movie does not end with a shot from space of the Earth crumbling into pieces and floating away as various sizes of space chunk. Since the Earth is left in good enough shape to at least partially re-settle, I find that to mean it is, in fact, not the end of the world, the movie is a lie, and I no longer have any interest in seeing it. If the film ended with that shot, I would be interested.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Thank You, Sony!

    by ggreenw

    Soooo... people survive by taking refuge on boats and then set out to rebuild society. Thanks, Sony, for saving me my 10 dollars by telling me how this festering pile of shit ends.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    John Cusack's career arc. . .

    by ides


  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by torontoxic

    The post apocalyptic odd couple.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    But... If the end of time is 2012...

    by GeorgieBoy

    There should be a 2013... Unless Roland wants to admit that 2012 is NOT the end of time, at which I wonder, why was this movie even made?!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by GeorgieBoy

    There should *NOT* be a 2013...

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I'd totally watch a Jay Leno & Herc postapocalptic sitcom

    by Tall_Boy66

    "I HATE YOU SO MUCH!!!" "well, you know, I just tell my jokes..." "HATTEEE!!!"

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Why do Quality Actors appear in Disaster Movies?

    by cylon_conspiracy

    John Cusack is a pretty good actor. Why bother appearing in a movie like this? All he's going to do is go "Whoa!" or "Hold on!" and then at the end re-connect with his child/wife/estranged father. It's not like he's going to do anything that we thin of when we think "John Cusack".

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST


    by Jimbonx

    Getting a little ahead of ourselves are we. IGN early review was terrible.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Money, Cylon

    by Crow3711

    Just plain old money. He gets to go to work for a few months, do minimal actual acting, and be guaranteed a sizable paycheck without having to really try all that hard. It's that simple.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by NippleEffect

    lots and lots of bugs with plenty to eat until all the corpses are gone and then they turn to anything still alive

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST


    by nyj_et

    This guy basically just gave away the ending to his movie. Why should I even bother watching it now?

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Will anyone watch? Will the usual press give it the usual terrible reviews?

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by Omar B

    A movie about the world ending and the world doesn't even end? What the fuck, talk about dropping the ball. When you say the world is gonna end, fucking do it, like Douglas Adams. Roland, fucking amateur.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    So I guess the Mayans were wrong then?

    by veritasses

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    cylon_conspiracy... one word

    by MattmanReturns


  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I would mock this

    by Adelai Niska

    but somehow they turned his other movie Stargate into a series of shows that have gone on for like 15 years, so I guess maybe... if they cast McGuyver...

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by DickBallsworth

    Maybe hundred!!!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    So there's Boats involved at the end???



  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Didn't anyone figure that out from the trailers...?

    by Executor

    The earth is fucked, but some people survive. Isn't that obvious? Why is everyone crying "spoiler"? <p>On a side note, the movie doesn't suck. It only half-sucks. A few good moments and visuals, but by the time a plane takes off for the THIRD time with the runway crumbling underneath along with the third "can-they-pull-up-and-out-of-danger-while-the-world crumbles around them"'s kinda redundant. <p> Plus there's loads of poor contrivances...the doctor knows the russian's wife, the boats have the poorest made doors in the world, the boat designers thought it would be a good idea to make a fail safe that the engine can't start unless doors are get the picture. Um...ok, maybe it did suck.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    If the world ends then how do you do a sequel?

    by polyh3dron

    I guess the world doesn't really end in the movie. Now that I know that, I don't even need to go see 2012 anymore.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by cylon_conspiracy

    A movie that has the world ending can always have a prequel as a sequel.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Marc Gordon? So this show will be about sex.

    by zillabeast

    Sex and lots of annoying yuppies sipping trapucchinos to the sounds of electronic pop. And you know what? It will be a ratings monster. Millions of cat-loving single bitches who wear scrubs to work every day will tune in and gossip about how fucking romantic the end of the world is going to be.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    2013: we surfed the Giant Crust of Land

    by mattforce7

    its just going to be horrible, what more can they run away from?? falling leaves? wind? no idea

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Emmerich is a cunt.

    by YackBacker

    He gets his jollies by destroying things. Fucking guy came over to my house and knocked down all my fucking LEGO castles! DOUCHE!!!!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    So who will be this shows "MacGyver"?

    by dailysportspages

    Has to be an actor in his late 30s/early 40s who formerly was the star of a popular action/adventure/sci-fi show in the previous decade. <br> The candidates could be... <br><br> Michael Chiklis David Duchovny Wentworth Miller Jennifer Garner <br><br> People like that.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    GG spoiler alert

    by viks

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Boats!!! I was hoping they where spaceships.

    by The Outlander

    A fleet of spaceships looking for a new Earth and then colonizing it would have made a better TV series, in my humble opinion.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    2013 starring Oliver Platt!

    by YackBacker

    Because at the end of the world, The King will rule all!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    This movie is like a fart...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    It blows out of someone's ass. Has a great chance of being long and stinky. Comes and goes. No one wants to be around it. The guy who made it (dealt it) will hate himself for it. You get the idea.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Boy, you can see every penny of the FX

    by Teddy Artery

    on screen. Talk about heavy CGI work...

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Last Days of Planet Earth 2

    by Gorgomel

    Prophecies of Nostradamus greatest disaster movie ever

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    WATERWORLD: The series!!!!!!!!!

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Yeah. That movie was ahead of its time. Costner needs work too.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Mayans weren't wrong, cause Mayans didn't say shit

    by V'Shael

    about the end of the world.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    We already saw that show

    by kgerm

    It was called Battlestar Galactica.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    More interesting than the movie

    by jbs9200

    I actually find this idea more interesting than the movie itself.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Remember when Steven Sommers told EW...

    by Shermdawg

    ...they wanted to do a prequel tv series to Van Helsing using the town they built for the flick? heh.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Technically, this movie is unspoilerable

    by estacado1

    People won't go to see this movie for the story. It's the ridiculous destruction of Earth that's gonna sell the movie. And of course there are going to be survivors. And how they survived isn't really important. As long Cusack and family survive, the story is done.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    The remains of humankind will

    by The McPoyle Clan

    end up on Lost island. Hi-jinks ensue when everyone realizes that Hurley has eaten all of the food.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Hollywood in

    by Mr_P

    happy ending to end of the world shock!! Hold the front page!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    D_T and spoilers

    by ME_M

    I think it would be a hoot if they had a season's worth of episodes just showing a smoldering rock floating in the void of space. Would probably need a subtitle showing this is after "2012". It might get better ratings than Leno.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Anybody else laughing their ass off?

    by Mistahtibbs

    Seriously, It was so absurd I was laughing through that entire clip. Mind you I think I'll plunk down the coin for TOTAL F*CKING DESTRUCTION!!! Or whatever the hell they're calling it. Looks like completely mindless, goofy fun.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Mistahtibbs, mindless and goofy is right...

    by lock67ca

    But I don't think I've ever had fun watching any of his movies. They're the product of a talentless hack. Stargate was the only one I ever thought was even watchable, and the fact that the TV series (which he had nothing to do with) was better than the movie says a lot.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    For those screaming he spoiled the movie...

    by I_Sharted

    I have to ask, why the fuck would you go see a Roland Emmerich movie to begin with? He makes Michael Bay look good in comparison. OK, maybe that's stretching it a bit.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    so, thanks to this news, now i know that by the end of the movie 2012 the Earth will not be destroyed, the universe still still remains intact, and mankind survives. Now i have the fucking movie spoiled. Nice going, guys! You really were not thinking when you posted this news!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Did anyone really think that humanity would not survive?

    by V'Shael

    I can't think of a single American blockbuster where humanity was wiped out. The audience doesn't have the stomach for something like that. <p> They need a hero who will survive, or some dumb shit.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST


    by LouisCedar

    The earth NOT blowing up is COMPLETELY accurate to the Mayan prophecy regarding the year 2012. The Mayan meaning of "Apocalypse" is COMPLETELY different than what we think of it as. It means the end of the world AS WE KNOW IT, meaning the end of an era, where the way in which we live on the planet changes completely. The only reason why it's morphed into this whole "OMG DESTRUCTION OF TEH WORLDZ!!1" thing is because modern day people completely misinterpreted what the Mayan's meant by "end of the world". Now, this "new era" could very well come about from some sort of cataclysm that would kill billions of people, leaving the survivors to rebuild humanity, but the "prophecy" NEVER states that the Earth itself will be completely destroyed, or that human beings will cease to exist. It appears that this movie is actually pretty accurate to what the Mayan 2012 prediction/prophecy/whatever-you-wanna-call-it actually means. Good work Roland, you actually did your homework this time.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Should have done "When World's Collide"

    by cookylamoo

    Then, when the earth gets trashed at least the surviving humans have a alien world to explore rather than a planet that's been put through the rinse cycle.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Spare me already.

    by Zardozap2005

    For fucks sake, the KIDS survived the world getting toasted at the end of Knowing. So humanity survives to start all over again. Gee, big surprise there, didn't see that coming halfway through the movie or anything. What makes this anymore lame? The FX alone make me want to see it. As for the endless escapes-from-certain-death 15x every 5 minutes, so what? No worse than any other movie that's used it. This isn't a deep movie. Besides, wasn't there an article recently that said the actual date was more like 2020 or 30? I forget. Better yet. Meh.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    And really folks....

    by cookylamoo

    Anyone who's seen the trailer can guess that people survive on boats.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Ya, Mayan's Said Nothing About Apocolypse

    by FreeBeer

    The present-day Maya, as a whole, do not attach much significance to 2012. Although the calendar round is still used by some Maya tribes in the Guatemalan highlands, the Long Count was strictly employed by the classic Maya, and was only recently rediscovered by archaeologists. Mayan elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun and Mexican archaeologist Guillermo Bernal both note that "apocalypse" is a Western concept that has little or nothing to do with Mayan beliefs. Bernal believes that such ideas have been foisted on the Maya by Westerners because their own myths are "exhausted". Mayan archaeologist Jose Huchm complains that, "If I went to some Mayan-speaking communities and asked people what is going to happen in 2012, they wouldn't have any idea. That the world is going to end? They wouldn't believe you. We have real concerns these days, like rain."

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    V'Shael: I was promised TOTAL Fucking Destruction!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    A promise is a promise.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I Know Its Just A Movie But Here's The Facts

    by FreeBeer

    Recent academic scholars have said that, while the end of the 13th baktun (current cycle of long count calender) would perhaps be a cause for celebration, it didn't mark the end of the calendar. The Maya scholars Linda Schele and David Freidel argue that the Maya "did not conceive this to be the end of creation, as many have suggested," citing Mayan predictions of events to occur after the end of the 13th baktun. Schele and Freidel note that creation date was inscribed at Coba as, with twenty units above the katun. According to Schele and Friedel, these 13s should be treated as 0s, so the Coba number would be read as if it were, with the units of each column beyond the second (counting from right to left) equal to 20 times those of the previous one (The Maya, due to their cyclical concept of time, also wrote the date of creation, their zero date, as This number represented "the starting point of a huge odometer of time". Schele and Freidel calculate that the date at which this odometer would run out lies some 4.134105 × 1028 years in the future, or 3 quintillion times the scientifically accepted age of the universe. At Palenque, evidence suggests that the priest timekeepers believed the cycle would end after 20 baktuns, rather than 13. A monument commemorating the ascension of the king Pakal the Great connects his coronation with events as much as 4000 years after, indicating that those scribes did not believe the world would end on

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    So it's Noah's Arc, The Movie,

    by cookylamoo

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    This movie looks fucking awesome.

    by Smashing

    I can't wait, gods bless America nothing is going to stop you destroying things in your films and I love it.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Peole critiquing the film like it was hi art are geese.

    by Smashing

    Your missing the point and revealing how little you really know about movie making with your self promoting comments. Who cares about real world science in a freaking disaster movie? my Dad that's who and he is 60.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    kgerm is right, this is BATTLESTAR on the high seas

    by zillabeast

    Hopefully the Earth-changing events of 2012 result in the awakening of some ancient, evil, undersea race who can serve as 2013's antagonists.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    There' a certain art in smashing things up and in delievering total fucking destruction that emmerich does not possess, not even with all the CGI in the world. And no, not even TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION is an excuse for idioticy and bad filmmaking.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Smashing, It Is You Who Is Missing My Point

    by FreeBeer

    I said in my sibject heading I Know It's Just A Movie. I didn't say one negative thing about this film I haven't fucking seen it yet how could I. And if I did I certainly wouldn't criticise it for being inaccurate, that would be like criticisng Emmerich's 10,000 B.C for the same reason. I think 10,000 B.C is a load of bollocks not because it's an extremely poor movie. Self Promoting?? How am I? I clearly got this information from Wiki its not like I'm claiming I some kind of clever git or anything. I merely posted it for those people saying "So the Mayan's Were Wrong" to set the record straight. The Mayan's were not wrong, they never mentioned and apocolypse. Self promoting?? Am I hoping to be discovered here by some academic who might look at this and say "Hey! That dude really knows his shit!! Let's invite him to our sciency parties."

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Edit for above

    by FreeBeer

    "not because it's unscientific, but becuase its an extremely poor movie."

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Free Beer I never even read your post.

    by Smashing

    Don't make me get Freudian on your arse, you would not like what you assuming I meant you in my post reveals, kidding!<p> Asimov I disagree, bad filmmaking is a subjective point and the director knows what he likes, giant, entertaining, cliché ridden disaster movies, that as mentioned rake in tons of cash, folks love em. <p>Plus Amanda Peet is fascinating to me, I would totally try to go straight for her, I'd even check out her batcave and everything.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Aarrgh, can't wait

    by David Cloverfield

    to stuff my face with nacho and beer and pop corn an watch shit blow up in the movie theatre. Movies like this is the main reason most people over here still dig America. Fuck yeah!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Just For That Smashing!

    by FreeBeer

    You're not having any of my ice-cream. So there! Bad film making isn't subjective. A persons taste in movies is subjective of course, people like what they like, but bad film making is bad film making

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Why did people go see...

    by Zardozap2005

    Earthquake and The Towering Inferno, or Crack in the World and whatnot? Because they were deep thought provoking movies? Or because people want to see shit destroyed on a massive scale? Guess where this movie falls? Same people that are bitching about this are probably the same ones who bitched about The Day After Tomorrow and how all the science was bunk. To that I just have to say, so?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah, movie should end with Cusak and Daughter Drowning.....

    by cookylamoo

    That would go over real big.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Uh... everybody's gonna be dead, aren't they?

    by Triple_J_72

    What's it gonna be about? Cockroaches?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    But if Cusack does survive...

    by Triple_J_72

    ...I don't think I'm cool with the idea of John Cusack being the last man on Earth... I'm not cool with that at all. <p> Oh, and... could they get a stupider looking cover for the "Star Trek" DVD? I don't think so.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    this IS about the END of the world...

    by TheThinker least for the poor suckers who BITE IT in the movie, heh heh heh. But, uh, didn't OMEGA MAN depict the last of humanity dying off with Charleston Heston's character dying at the end?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    Zardozap2005: If I would not go see any of those movies...

    by Royston Lodge

    ..would I then have permission to say that Roland Emmerich makes really shitty movies?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    TheThinker: Heston wasn't the last man on Earth.

    by Royston Lodge

    The hippy doctor, his hot girlfriend, and the kids survived to repopulate the planet with groovy hipsters.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Funny coincidence about The Omega Man...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...I have a copy of The Omega Man on my Blackberry right now. Gonna watch it on the bus during my after-work commute.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    ohhhh...and how is that not the END of the world?

    by TheThinker

    just joking! thanks, it's been a while since i saw the movie. i just remember him being impaled with arrow, or spear, or sigh post? cant remember.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Emmerich has no balls

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Not sure where my previous post went, but what's crap is Emmerich, and mass media for that matter, have no problems destroying symbols of Christianity or other religions, but won't do it on a Muslim symbol for fear of a fatwa. This just show what a bunch of pussies the mass media has become, and what a bunch of psychos the Muslims are. And no I'm not going to say extremist Muslims because even the "moderate" ones weren't dencouncing 9/11 after it happened.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    snuff porn

    by ian216a

    seriously - this film looks disgusting.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge, The Last Man on Earth

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    was Vincent Price. He made the first movie version of I Am Legend followed by Heston, then Smith. But yeah, the hippie dude, kids, and his ex-zombie girl lived.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I don't understand the fuss ...

    by ganda1f

    Wasnt' this film already 'spoilered' by the trailers, which show giant Arc-ships ploughing through apocalyptic waves?<br><br>I mean, this is an Emmerich film - was anyone seriously in doubt as to how this film would end? (i.e. with a band of plucky survivors, military people, and politicians surviving to repopulate the Earth).<br><br>Like most people, if I see this film it will be for Random Huge Destruction, not for the huge complicated plot twists or John Cusack phoning it in. Even Emmerich seems to understand this.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    SPOILER WARNING please!!!

    by TheBaxter

    great... now i know that the earth survives 2012. way to ruin the movie.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Well it's the End of the World As We Know It, then. And if Roland Emmerich uses that frickin' song in one of his movies AGAIN, I'll fly to Germany, knock on his front door and when he opens it, deck him... just like Stewie did to Will Farrell! Also, even if Earth was reduced to floating chunks, this 2013 show sounds idiotic enough to crib the Argo City idea from old Supergirl comics.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Some of the Muslims I know denounced 9/11

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    But they're Iranians and Iranians hate Arabs more than the average American redneck hates Arabs. I think most Muslims are like, most of us, just Joe Schmoe (Abdullah Schmoe?) the guy who works in Accounting or sells crap at a kiosk in the mall, who cares what we think? Also, people in general are cautious. If a bunch of Irish blew up, say Mount Rushmore and killed a bunch of tourists, I'd probably just lay low and not comment, too.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks: That happens to be another movie...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...that I have in the past watched on my Blackberry while taking the bus home from work! It's downloadable from

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Cusaks Daughter should make a good breeder.

    by cookylamoo

    Start lining up boys!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The TV series sounds cooler

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'll just wait for that.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to be shit

    by SithMenace

    but it will make 200 million because it's shiny.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I just wish someone would make a '2011'

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    So it could sit on my DVD shelf between Peter Hyams '2010' and Emmerich's '2012'. <p>I don't actually own '2010'. Well, not the DVD. I do own the rights. The remake rights. That was a terrible card game.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    i hope it all comes true...

    by Brannagins Law

    at least then we won't have to suffer through anymore of Hollywood's bullshit movies. and I live on the Westside of LA. it would be worth it.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST


    by Pistachio_Wildebeest

    That's a spoiler I didn't want to hear. I was hoping the movie ended with the utter destruction of Earth and the death of humanity, with the efforts of every character amounting to precisely nothing. Something like this: "In one of the countless billions of galaxies in the universe, lies a medium-sized star, and one of its satellites, a green and insignificant planet, is now dead."

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Origins Magneto Trailer

    by brizz

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Kind of what War of the Worlds should have been

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The Spielberg movie would have worked better as TV series.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    This will be fascinating...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Sounds like a globally-scaled version of SGU, which is to say, an exercise in watching paint dry.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    In A.I. humans went extinct.

    by Turingtestee

    Not a disaster movie though.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Day After Tomorrow Was Crap

    by FreeBeer

    Not because of bad science, but because of bad storytelling.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST


    by Frietag

    Normally, those would be "words of warning." But not this time. Can't wait to see it!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Pretty good, but I got it at Target from the $1 bin. Money well spent.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    2012 is not the end but the beginning...

    by nrn

    All you people are morons. If you know anything about the Mayan system, they documented 2012 as a great time of change. The end of the current lifestyle as we know it. They never once said "END OF THE WORLD". Its the end of the world as we know it, but the start of the new cycle. Of course there will be survivors. The poles are simply reversing causing massive land shifts. I could imagine surviving that.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    @nrn : No they didn't.

    by V'Shael

    The Mayans' didn't say ANYTHING about 2012. And any encylopedia could teach you this. It's as meaningless as December 31st. Or watching the odometer in your car roll back around to zero. It doesn't mean your car is going to blow up. <p> Why do muppets never tire of predicting the end of the world?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    @ V'shael

    by nrn

    I am talking about in their beliefs in cycles; it was a cycle of the mayans along with the other pillars or what not. Not saying I believe 2012 hooplah. But if it did happen that would stop global warming LOL

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    2013 means the Mayans can suck it!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Special guest appearance by Will Smith!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    "Aw, HELL, naw!"

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    So this is LOST 2.0 with sex and crying?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    And then Shelley Winters, hanging from the chandelier , screams

    by SlackAttack

    Leave disaster movies in the 70s, where they belong.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    You know I just read something that makes me think

    by emeraldboy

    the mayans are right. november 2012. americans go the polls. They elect thier first female president, you know who and its not hillary clinton. so the world does end i n 2012. but not untill after america elects president palin. those are the rumours as of now.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    the first ever reported terrorist attack on american

    by emeraldboy

    soil was car bomb in the early 20th century. think it was new york. In the uk all you had to do was open your mouth and everyone knoew you were irish in the seventies, early eightiest. you were thought to be a terrorist. they even pulled you out of the queues before boarding flights. every irish person was a suspect. everyone.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    robert baer had a very good series of programmes..

    by emeraldboy

    on channel four about suicide bombings and into the mind of suicide bombers. very compelling television

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    robert baer had a very good series of programmes..

    by emeraldboy

    on channel four about suicide bombings and into the mind of suicide bombers. very compelling television

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